COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

By Greg Haymes

Grammy Award-winning reggae superstar Maxi Priest brings the island riddim to the Bearsville Theaater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, August 11. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $40, $55 & $65.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg welcomes back Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue in support of their new album Parking Lot Symphony. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (May 12).

The son of saxman Charles Neville, jazz-funk pianist Khalif Neville rolls into the Low Beat in Albany at 8pm on Friday, August 18 in support of his latest album, Discerning the Transmudance. Advance tickets are on sale now, priced at $8.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Proctors’ GE Theatre welcomes the Passport Series, a new Music Haven concert series featuring Betsayda Machado Y Parranda El Clavo, Alsarah & the Nubatones, Ranky Tanky and the double bill of Derek Gripper and Trio Da Kali.

The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton welcomes back the Legends Live On, a band of second generation musicians paying tribute to their parents with two shows (7 & 9:30pm) on Sunday, May 28. The band features Michael Allman (son of Gregg Allman); Sheila Raye Charles (daughter of Ray Charles); Claudette King (daughter of B.B. King); with guitarslinger Jeff Pitchell. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Tanglewood in Lenox added a pair of new jazz concerts – 13-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander and trumpeter Chris Botti – to its summer schedule.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Stephen Stills and Judy Collins team up to play individually and together on their first ever tour, and they’re making a stop at The Egg’s Hart Theatre. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (May 12).

I See Stars take over Jupiter Hall in Guilderland for an all-ages show at 6pm on Friday, June 9. Advance tickets are on sale now, priced at $20.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: EMPAC at RPI is hosting its first summer season of events, including electronic musician Elysia Crampton, the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Dogs of Desire, Sandbox Percussion, Markus Noisternig, Hans Tutschku and acclaimed jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.

Vapor in Saratoga Springs is hosting The CAT’s Class of 2017 country music showcase on Thursday, June 17, featuring performances by up-and-comers RaeLynn, LANco, Jackie Lee and Russell Dickerson. You can’t buy tix for this show, but if you’re interested, tune into The Cat for a chance to win tix.

SOLD OUT: Sean Rowe’s homecoming concert at the Hangar on the Hudson in Troy on Friday, May 19 is now officially sold out, although there may still be some tickets available for his show with Girl Blue at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Thursday, May 18.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The country music superstar couple of Tim McGraw & Faith Hill will stage the stage at the Times Union Center. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (May 12).

Terrapin Flyer (featuring Melvin Seals) is headed into the Parish Public House with Skeleton Keys and Rick Redington & the Luv opening the show at 8pm on Sunday, June 4. Advance tickets are on sale now, priced at $20. Also on tap at the Parish is the return of the roots-rockin’ Roosevelt Dime at 8pm on Saturday, June 3.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Actor-comedian Kevin James brings his new stand-up show to The Egg’s Hart Theatre.

OPENERS: Instrumental, progressive space-rock duo Zombi will open for Ghost at the Palace Theatre at 8pm on Tuesday, June 6.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: One Night Only: The Cabaret Series is launching at Proctors’ GE Theatre will upcoming performances by cabaret and Broadway stars Andrea McCardle, Christine Pedi, Donna McKechnie and Karen Mason.

SOLD OUT: The Sylvan Esso concert at Guilderland’s Jupiter Hall on Wednesday, May 24 is now officially sold out.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Comedian John Mullaney has added a second show at Albany’s Palace Theatre.

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